Tag Archives: India

Activist Ends Hunger Strike

INDIAN ACTIVIST ENDS HUNGER STRIKE A social activist whose Gandhi-inspired hunger strike was fueling a nationwide wave of people power demonstrations has reached a deal with the government in his demands for anti-corruption legislation. A party atmosphere prevailed near the … Continue reading

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Millets: India

Status of millets Spatial distribution of millets in India In India, eight millets species (Sorghum, Finger millet, Pearl millet, Foxtail millet, Barnyard millet, Proso millet, Kodo millet and Little millet) are commonly cultivated under rainfed conditions. In order to analyze … Continue reading

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New Laws for old: Forest rights

New laws for old: Forest rights and red-tape wrongs Shankar Gopalakrishnan, Times of India | Mar 25, 2011 It is a little known fact that in roughly a fifth of India’s land area, a different legal system operates. In some … Continue reading

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Water Shortages by 2050

BILLION-PLUS PEOPLE TO LACK WATER IN 2050: STUDY AFP. March 29, 2011 WASHINGTON (AFP) – More than one billion urban residents will face serious water shortages by 2050 as climate change worsens effects of urbanization, with Indian cities among the … Continue reading

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Top Risks for the World in 2011

‘Down to Earth’ editorial Fatal disconnect by Sunita Narain, editor The World Economic Forum — the gathering of power glitterati each year in Davos — has assessed the top risks the world faces in 2011. According to this analysis, climate … Continue reading

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Oorja Stove: Clean Energy Cook Ware

Oorja Stove: Cleaner Energy for a Greener Planet Try conjuring an image of an Indian village, sans its depiction in Priyadarshan movies. Chances are, you will think of green paddy fields, a bullock cart tottering along dusty pathways, womenfolk carrying … Continue reading

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Franciscan Spirituality & Environmental Justice

A large gathering of religious from Bangalore gathered today at Maitreya Centre for Eco-Justice and Eco-Spirituality for a rare opportunity to hear Fr Joe Rozansky – Director, Franciscan Office for Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC), in Rome. … Continue reading

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Don Bosco’s Family Feast Day

DON BOSCO’S FAMILY FEAST DAY – January 31 Today the community at Maitreya enjoyed the kind  and gracious hospitality of our neighbours – the community at Don Bosco’s Renewal Centre. Fr Joe Thannickal, the acting superior of the house enthusiastically … Continue reading

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Cartman Eco-Park, Bangalore

An eco park, known locally as the Cartman Park, full of rare and precious varieties of herbs, trees and healing plants, exists right in south Bangalore. It is a welcome surprise in a city better known for its busy traffic … Continue reading

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India’s Centre for Education & Documentation

The Centre for Education & Documentation Dr Meath Conlan enjoyed a friendly visit at the invitation of Walter Mendoza – Director of the Centre for Education and Documentation. This unique and much-used resource centre has flourished since its inception by … Continue reading

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